MEET BAXTER

Manufacturers are on the hunt for an affordable solution to low volume, repetitive jobs that are often too menial for an employee to do long-term, but not cost effective enough for the capital cost investment of today’s high-end manufacturing robots. Cue Baxter – The first affordable, safe, and flexible manufacturing robot made to handle low volume and high-variant production jobs.

  • CLIENT
  • Rethink Robots
  • SCOPE
  • Product Design
    User Interface Design
    User Experience Design

 

DESIGNED TO BE TRAINED, NOT PROGRAMMED

As a part of the design team, the challenge was to design a robot that felt approachable and easy to use, allowing Baxter to work in close quarters with workers. The intuitive controls on Baxter eliminates the need for expensive programmers and allows for a more familiar one on one training. Baxter is specially designed to work on low volume & high mix production jobs including line loading, knitting, machine tending and packaging and material handling.

 

LOWER THE COST

Factory workers can now train robots themselves at a fraction of the cost it takes to program. Baxter has progressed into its second version, Sawyer, a more collaborative robot with a smaller footprint and longer reach to maneuver into tight spaces. Companies globally have integrated Baxter into their workforce, and gained a competitive advantage.